Wagga taxi robbery: Man in court


A MAN accused of robbing a Wagga taxi driver of $460 at knifepoint has made his first appearance in court for the alleged offence.

Dylon Hodges did not enter a plea to a charge of robbery while armed with an offensive weapon when the matter was mentioned in Wagga Local Court on Wednesday.

It is alleged 21-year-old Hodges, of Ashmont, bailed up a 52-year-old taxi driver on Crawford Street about 12.45am on August 16 and made off with $400 in notes and a coin dispenser containing another $60.

He allegedly ran off with the money.

Hodges was arrested on August 21 when he went to the Wagga police station about three hours after police executed search warrants at two houses in Ashmont.

He was granted bail by police after being interviewed and charged.

That bail was continued in court this week when the case was adjourned to December 3 for Hodges's solicitor to reply to the prosecution's brief of evidence.